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David Bowie: Rock 100: David Bowie

Book Excerpt by Lenny Kaye, David Dalton, Cooper Square Books (reissue), 1999

HE IS, AS HE HAD PLANNED, MAGNIFICENT. The stage appears impeccably struck, lights arranged to catch the finer angles of his face, making him seem ...

David Bowie: Boston Garden, Boston

Live Review by Deborah Frost, Boston Phoenix, 16 May 1978

DAVID BOWIE borrows identities and musical ideas the way teenage girls borrow their best friends' clothes. But no matter whose duds Bowie puts on, with ...

David Bowie: Brechtfast In Bed

Report by Ian Penman, NME, 6 March 1982

IN BAAL, DAVID Bowie finally shed his skin and played the part of someone else. ...

David Bowie: Earl's Court, London

Live Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 8 July 1978

BRILLIANT BOWIE... WITH ONE RESERVATION ...

David Bowie: Heroes

Review by Kris Needs, ZigZag, October 1977

BOWIE RECKONS he's discarded the last of his image facades/personality disguises, but as his appearance gets straighter the music gets weirder. ...

David Bowie: Low

Review by Kris Needs, ZigZag, February 1977

WELL, THIS IS probably the strangest thing Bowie has ever recorded. First listen was a real shock...and I've come to expect surprises from this bloke. ...

David Bowie: MEN Arena, Manchester

Live Review by Gavin Martin, Daily Mirror, 19 November 2003

DAVID BOWIE is the most celebrated chameleon in Britrock history, but what was so dramatic about his homecoming gig was the absence of theatrical trappings. ...

David Bowie: Reality

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, October 2003

BOWIE REMAINS the greatest living rock artist, even if what he does isn't rock so much as swing, think a bit, then swing again. ...

David Bowie: Mr. Bowie Has Left The Theatre

Report by Mick Farren, NME, 16 November 1974

NEW YORK'S Radio City Music Hall, with its elaborate art deco Thirties interior, must be the ideal place to present a David Bowie show. Unfortunately ...

David Bowie: Rare

Review by Chris Bohn, NME, 18 January 1983

NEITHER RARE nor particularly well done, the latest Bowie collection of alternative cuts, outtakes, live run throughs, flipsides and flops is hardly likely to endear ...

David Bowie: Total Sensory Overload

Report by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 26 May 1973

Following the controversial London Earls Court gig, Charles Shaar Murray and photographer Joe Stevens check out Bowie on tour – and find a riot goin' ...

David Bowie: The Super Pop Event

Live Review by Al Aronowitz, New York Post, 29 September 1972

David Bowie: Carnegie Hall, NYC ...

David Bowie: The Dame's New Clothes

Essay by Nicky Parade, Rock's Backpages, May 2002

How David Bowie became Mr. Respectable ...

David Bowie: O'Keefe Auditorium, Toronto

Live Review by Lenny Kaye, Disc, 29 June 1974

THE POWER of the image took precedence as David Bowie opened the first leg of his North American tour with a string of Canadian dates. ...

David Bowie: Soul Train Comes To Wembley

Live Review by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 15 May 1976

David Bowie: Wembley, London ...

David Bowie: Aladdin Sane (RCA)

Review by Kim Fowley, Phonograph Record, June 1973

DAVID BOWIE is not a gay act. David Bowie can't dance. David Bowie has no sense of humor. David Bowie cannot write constantly familiar songs. ...

David Bowie: MEN Arena, Manchester

Live Review by Nick Hasted, Independent, The, 19 November 2003

DAVID BOWIE spent much of the '90s in a state of shivering insecurity. The creative brinkmanship that let him shed identities and styles with matchless ...

David Bowie: Bowie In America 1972/73

Retrospective by Ian Gittins, MOJO, January 2007

MORE THAN 30 years after the event, Ziggy Stardust remains one of the most inventive and flamboyant productions in rock history. Yet when Bowie took ...

David Bowie: ChangesBowie

Review by Mat Snow, Q, April 1990

BY ONE OF those neat symmetries, David Bowie introduced his prime persona at the very end of the '60s with Space Oddity, and laid it ...

David Bowie: Boys Keep Swinging

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, June 1989

Six years since his last convincing album, and with the overblown Glass Spider tour still fresh in the memory, David Bowie has rapidly returned to ...


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